Monday, January 21, 2013


As my daughter's knee hits the pavement, I come to comfort her. I quickly get an ice pack, and wipe away her tears. My friend comforts her by asking if she would like a cupcake. "Yes,chocolate please." Moments later I return with her cupcake. Not knowing she would like rainbow sprinkles. That starts more tears. As more party guests come outside, the scene is set.

A sweet little girl, who is crying, faced away from the party, & with no other children by her.

I imagine what I would assume. I am after all an expert Assumerologist. The facts- I faced her away from the party so the sun wouldn't be in her eyes. She is by herself because she needed an extra chair to prop up her knee. She was crying about her cupcake not because I was depriving her of one, but I was not giving into her demands. I had after all brought the cupcake with the wrong sprinkles. I was trying to not encourage ungratefulness.

How often I'm the bystander without all the facts. Assuming I know what is going. I come a upon a situation, automatically my brain fills in the gaps. This is another product of my human nature. I need to re-train myself to get the facts before making an assessment.

God says "Treat others as you would like to be treated.... Show love to one another."    

patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 


  1. Thank you for posting. It is great using a everyday life experience that everyone can relate to in order to point out the things that Jesus teaches that we sometimes so easily forget. Thanks again and bravo.

    God Bless


    1. Thank you for your feed back. Greatly appreciated.